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22/07/22

We are resilient learners 👩🏽‍🎓 https://t.co/goZyyO9tSx

21/07/22

Camp fire songs to end our amazing trip and our last day in year 6! 🎉 https://t.co/FzqPSpmov8

21/07/22

The dorm award goes to…! Well done all! https://t.co/qZePmq4laQ

21/07/22

And the farmers of the week are…. !!! Well done team! https://t.co/aBxLb6R8LF

21/07/22

Our talent show by the sea is underway! https://t.co/yX85E5mNnD

21/07/22

Our beach trip was a success! Thank you farms for city children!! https://t.co/6otjXxYBz7

21/07/22

We are so proud of all the children in EYFS 😊 Happy graduation and we cannot wait to see you in Year 1! https://t.co/o39hhwgBaP

21/07/22

What a wonderful playground! Football pitch with a view! https://t.co/ZNO9QsjNfg

21/07/22

Coastal Walks in Wales! What can you see, hear and smell? https://t.co/SrfDKE6x1w

20/07/22

Thank you for a brilliant afternoon browsing and choosing amazing books to celebrate a year of great reading! https://t.co/79qLMMdfmP

20/07/22

Dinner is served! https://t.co/HckWtKLbve

20/07/22

Planting potatoes! 🥔 https://t.co/X7cuQDzjLc

20/07/22

Year 5 trip to Burgess Park https://t.co/CnfVIZXxzw

20/07/22

Brightening up a cloudy day in Wales with some fresh flower arranging https://t.co/V3LO5HpYg8

20/07/22

Farming before lunch! https://t.co/FKVajMnHiD

20/07/22

Already a busy morning here 🍳 https://t.co/2crOVwHIfh

19/07/22

Taking the donkeys for a walk https://t.co/UTTEuX29Rr

19/07/22

Chopping wood and mucking out the chickens https://t.co/YNzcmJzRDO

19/07/22

Feeding the animals, weeding and watering the sweetcorn and cutting and arranging flowers! https://t.co/9uMuomcXIA

19/07/22

An early morning walk with the sheep before breakfast https://t.co/9RUtXpk9ty

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Music

“One good thing about music — when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

- Bob Marley

What is the intention of the KS1 and KS2 Music Curriculum?

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Music teaching at the Peckham Primaries ensures that all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate a range of music. They have the opportunity to learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence. Children should understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations. Musical practice also develops our pupils’ cultural capital alongside a range of important life skills, including social skills, resilience and critical thinking.

The Aims of our Music curriculum are outlined below. Pupils will:

1. Build an understanding of the basic elements of music: pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure.

2. Gain competency with a range of instruments, including voice, African drums, recorder and ukulele.

3. Be given the opportunity to interact with different aspects of musical practice, including group and solo performance, critical listening, learning to read musical notation and improvisation.

4. Develop important life skills.

5. Acquire knowledge of and influence from music across the world.

At HFSP, Music is taught by class teachers and split into two parts: theory and singing. All lessons are practical and may involve using instruments such as untuned percussion, body percussion or the voice. Pupils will have the chance to interact with Music in a variety of ways, including listening and discussion, practice and performance, and improvisation and composition. We supplement our Music lessons with instrumental enrichment activities and after school clubs led by specialist teachers from Harris Academy Peckham.